Thursday, August 2, 2012

Unleash the artist

Several months ago, at 3 years of age, our son decided to make his walls more pretty (as he put it) instead of having his afternoon nap. We acted angry and explained that is not a nice thing to do. A week later he was having his nap, or so we thought, until he called out from his room, that he needs more wet wipes, and we were confronted with these images:

He tried to wipe off his work of art from the week before...

I mean, it is not THAT beautiful, but it can be painted over, so not that big of a deal.

Some designer thought of a creative ways to solve this problem, so today you can buy a color in wallpaper by Jon Burgeman:

or you can have your kids customize their or their sibling clothing with this Monster Leggings Artist Kit, by a super cute new brand from Australia, AmorAmor.

I don't think any of these would have stopped P from doing what he did, but they ARE sort of cool even without this pedagogic connotation. Not only they make it possible to kids to scribble on their walls and clothes, the design is great even in monochrome. And even if they get bored and stop coloring half-way, it still looks great...but only a little better then the wet-wiped wall at our house.

If you like the idea, but are more of a DIY all the way type of person, you might like Summer Art Love and/or Boys of Summer Art free printables by Lil Blue Boo.

Happy doodling!

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